Small Kitchen Designs That Work: Small Galley Kitchen

There are many things you can do to make a small kitchen space feel more open. Previously, we’ve discussed knocking  a wall down to a suitable height for a countertop. However, this is not always a suitable option.

One alternative is to have a “window” into an adjacent room. This is particularly good for a galley kitchen design, as you can see from the picture below. You could also put storage cabinets both above and below the opening, which would maximize storage space.

Galley Kitchen Design with Open Wall "Window"

This opening keeps anyone in the kitchen from being isolated from the living area. Conversations can flow easily between the rooms during family time together, or when entertaining guests.

Be sure to check back often as we continue our “Small Kitchen Design That Work” series. As always, if you have any good ideas or design solutions that you know work, feel free to leave a comment and share them with us.

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6 Responses to “Small Kitchen Designs That Work: Small Galley Kitchen”


  1. 1 John Batt October 18, 2011 at 8:25 am

    This is a great piece of advice. Ventilation is a key issue however, as you don’t want the living room to fill up with smells of food, everytime something is cooked.


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